Chicago Teen Shot Dead During Thursday Night Garfield Park Basketball Game

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CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is dead and a 14-year-old boy is in serious condition following a shooting during a basketball game in Chicago’s Garfield Park.

Police say a crowd gathered Thursday night at Garfield Fieldhouse, located at 100 N. Central Park Ave., for a basketball tournament when a fight broke out inside.

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Chicago police say in a statement officers began to disperse the crowd when someone fired shots outside, and the two teens were hit.

The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say the 14-year-old was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. source

The shooting outside the Chicago Park District facility is under investigation.

Police have recovered a weapon from the scene.

Another boy has been taken into custody. No names have been released at this time.

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